IMAX and Warner Bros. Pictures have just announced that Chris Nolan's upcoming film Inception will be released in both conventional theaters and IMAX on
July 16, 2010. However, unlike The Dark Knight, Nolan will actually not be shooting any footage in the IMAX format.
This will be Nolan's third IMAX film, but his first outside of his Batman series. Inception is currently filming in multiple countries and it reportedly has a staggering $200 million budget. Nolan's all-star cast includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ken Watanabe, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, and Michael Caine.
Personally, this is my most anticipated film of 2010 so far. In my opinion, this could very well turn out to be another masterpiece for the director. Chris Nolan has proven himself to be one of the best directors working today, but Inception is his first opportunity outside of the Batman franchise to tell an original story from his mind with all of the resources any director could ask for. With the massive budget and remarkable cast, all of the pieces are in place for a memorable piece of filmmaking and storytelling.